Unschooling should and can be bigger and better than school.
If it's smaller and quieter than school, more should be done to make life sparkly.
Let one thing lead to another for you. Explore. Not the parent pressing the kid to explore, but the parent exploring and connecting.
Note: Two parts were quotes, and I changed "the mom" to make it more general. Very often, unschoolers are writing to mothers; mothers are writing about children. I realize there are dads reading, and that not all unschooling families have mothers. References to "moms" is never intended to exclude or to limit the ideas.